Program - Wednesday, October 4th

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La Fonda Hotel: Ballroom 

9.00 – 10.00 PLANNING TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND IMPROVE HEALTH *
    Barcelona’s City-wide Superblock program: reclaiming streets for community life
    Janet Sanz, Barcelona, Spain
    Climate Change and Urban Design
    James Brainard, Carmel, IN
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break and book signing
10.30 – 11.30 URBAN FABRIC SHAPES THE PUBLIC REALM *
    Urban Sequences
    Ettore Maria Mazzola, Rome, Italy
    Preserving the Urban Integrity of the City of Bath, England
    Richard M. Economakis, South Bend, IN
11.30 – 12.30 PLACES FOR SOCIAL LIFE, PLACES FOR MOVEMENT*
  Moderator: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard
    From Pocket Parks to Complete Streets
    Peter W. Murphy, Québec, Canada
    People of the Passeggiata
    David Helburn Sachs, Manhattan, KS
12.30 – 1.00 INVITATION TO OTTAWA FOR THE 55TH IMCL CONFERENCE
    John Smit, Ottawa, Canada

La Fonda Hotel: Ballroom 

2.30 – 3.00 CREATING EXCELLENT URBAN PLACES *
  Moderator: Ferd Johns
    Learning from the Rudy Bruner Award
    Anne-Marie Lubenau, Cambridge, MA
    Robert Shibley, Buffalo, NY
3.00 – 4.00 TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT *
  Moderator: Ferd Johns
    The Stations Are The City – Leveraging Bart and High Speed Rail to Generate San Jose’s Next Great Places
    Rick Phillips, San Jose, CA
    Creating Healthy and Equitable TOD in Albuquerque, NM
    Michaele Pride, Albuquerque, NM
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  Will connected human-scale urban places provide the glue that unites TOD residents?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break
4.45 – 5.15 GENERATING PLACE-BASED COMMUNITY *
  Moderator: Michael Mehaffy
    Urban Agriculture as a Catalyst for Place-Based Community Development
    Scott Truex, Muncie, IN
5.15 – 5.45 Discussion:
  What are the key elements of successful place-based communities?

La Fonda Hotel: New Mexico Room 

2.30 – 4.00 THE SQUARE IS THE PLACE *
  Moderator: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard
    A Return to the Town Square
    Stephanie L. Rouse, Anoka, MN
    Thresholds of Piazzas
    Jassen Callender, Jackson, MS
    Square Roots: Fundamental Design Concepts for Successful Urban Squares
    Kyle L. Campbell, Cincinnati, OH
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  Should American cities design and restore multi-functional main squares?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break

La Fonda Hotel: Stiha Room 

2.30 – 3.00 MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS *
  Moderator: Michael Mehaffy
    Evolving Roles for Nigeria’s Urban Public Realm: A Tale of Two Cities
    Charles Ware, Corona del Mar, CA
3.00 – 3.30 Discussion:
  Does improving the public realm entail commitment to reducing inequality?
3.300 – 4.30 Coffee Break
4.30 – 5.00 INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES
  Moderator: Ferd Johns
    Framing The Future Of Linnahall, Tallinn, Estonia
    Vaike Haas, Morgantown, WV
    Blake Belanger, Manhattan, KS
5.00 – 5.30 Discussion:
  Can architectural white elephants play a role in a functioning city?

La Fonda Hotel: Santa Fe 

2.30 – 4.00 PLACES FOR DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE *
  Moderator: Hiro Hata
    Making Space for Democracy: A Study of the Use of Public Space By Migrant Workers in Singapore
    Nur Atiqa Asri, Brooklyn, NY
    Improvisational Landscape: One Step Closer to Inclusive and Democratic Public Spaces
    Elyana Javaheri, Richmond, VA
    Design Engagement as a Catalyst for Promoting Democratic Dialogue around Shared Values
    Ole Sleipness, Logan, UT
    David Evans, Logan, UT
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  What aspects of public places generate democratic dialogue?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break
4.45 – 5.45 REGENERATING LOCAL IDENTITY
  Moderator: Hiro Hata
    Andrew and the Phoenix: The Rebirth of a Downtown
    George Gretsas, Homestead, FL
    Local Identity Regeneration of Public Spaces
    Yuhan Shao, Shanghai, China
5.45 – 6.00 Discussion:
  What signifies local identity?

La Fonda Hotel: La Terrazza

7.00 – 9.30 Discussion Dinner & Awards Ceremony
   
* = AICP CM credits available